Hi Maria, I'm starting on 500mg twice a day of Metformin increasing to 850mg twice a day if I go ok with the side effects. I took my first one this morning, so waiting now to see how I get on. Femara is a pill, like Clomid I need to take it days 2-6. FX'd this works
MariaF - I'm just on the regular Metformin. I've read about the extended release one, but I just got prescribed this one so I'll see how I get on. I've taken one this morning with my breakfast and another this evening with my meal, so hoping I won't suffer with side effects too badly.
LPEAR - I'm a Googler, and I find I mostly get good information but sometimes I can get myself worked up or lost/confused reading waaaay too much on threads and never getting the answer I was looking for originally.
gls. I am now cd 10 after doing OD. I have a question in my mind that after od can i ovulate naturally if my bmi is 24? doing progesteron test on cd 21 can i come to know that i ovulate this cycle? Pls help me my friends. I cant buy ovulation kit. Becoz there is no supplier. I have just one option that is follicular study which i will do next cycle.
Anupur, you certainly can ovulate this cycle, I did! My bmi is only a bit lower. Just make sure you look out for any ovulation signs. And also, make sure you only go for the progesterone test on cd21 if you think you ovulated on cd14. I ovulatedon cd17 after od so need my test later than cd21. And yes, the test will confirm ovulation. I believe if the number is over 10 it confirms ovulation. I think it can be a bit lower and you have still ovulated.
hi lepear i wanted to ask some question also. Did u feel any mild pain in ur ovary when u ovulated? Can i done my progesteron test after cd 21? Can u tell me white discharge and bbt charting there, is another way to know i ovulate?
Anupur - do you have an account with Amazon? Do they deliver in India? Because you can buy ovulation tests through Amazon.
Other symptoms are pains in your ovaries - although in the first month after the OD pains are common anyway - your ovaries are still healing!
Then the discharge changes to something that looks like raw egg-white. You know that slimey, transparent liquid?
And of course taking your BBT - do you know how to do that already? The only thing with BBT is it will only tell you AFTER you have ovulated by which stage it's too late to conceive.
It's great news that you can have follicle tracking scans next cycle They are still THE most reliable way to tell you are ovulating.
My BMI was about 25 at the time of OD and I ovulated on my own exactly 12 days after the OD I then went on to ovulate almost every cycle but on different days. Sometimes it was CD13 and sometimes - CD25
With regard to CD21 progesterone levels I wanted to add the information about the tests that I have gleaned last year from having them done each month, plus my own research and that of my different consultants. There is loads of information out there on forums, and I've scanned through much of it, with an optimistic mind and sometimes clutching at straws wanting to believe I have ovulated when I probably wasn't.
CD21 is the cycle day for testing progesterone based on the assumption that you ovulated on or around CD14. Like LPEAR says, if she ovulated on CD17, then her Progesterone Test should be done 7 days after that, not on CD21 of that particular cycle.
LPEAR - A level under 10 means that you *may* still have ovulated but it is highly unlikely as it is at the lower end of the scale.
Between 10 and 20 means that ovulation is possible, but most consultants want to see levels over 20 before they would be able to say it was "confirmed". (Of course if you ovulated later than CD14 and had the test on CD21 then levels still may be low).
On a "medicated cycle" where you use Clomid or Fermara or similar, they really want to see levels in excess 30.
I had a level of 21 one month and they wouldn't confirm that I ovulated, just that I might've done, so the test isn't the best way of telling. As Maria says, the Follicle tracking scan is the best way to tell if you're ovulating.
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